Today's News

  • Deadly stretch of I-64 gets fix

    A highway construction project to correct a deadly stretch of Interstate 64 is nearing an end.

    Andrea Clifford, public information officer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5, said the construction in the westbound lane in the vicinity of Mile Marker 38, which began Oct. 3, is expected to be completed next week.

  • Halloween horrors set to tickle spines

    Halloween is creeping closer, and annual events designed to provide a scare or two are popping up on the calendar.

    In addition to the Trunk Or Treat events that have become popular at churches around Shelby County, the annual scare-you-to-death fundraisers are now open.

    Back for its fourth season, the Blood Orchard Curse is offering scary tours Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight at Red Orchard Park on Kentucky Street.

    The costs is  $10 per person, and proceeds go to the Shelby County Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Businesses, organizations team up to present anti-bully program

    TAYLORSVILLE – Jaime Evans knows what it's like to be bullied.

    As a high school freshman, she was bullied by a group of six girls who would often start fist fights.

    "I would be walking down the hallway and a girl would literally come up and push me," Evans said.

    Once, the group even called her mother and said they had Evans in their custody and planned to fatally attack her.

    Evans actually wasn't with those girls, but she wasn't home, so her mother didn't know what was going on.

  • UNDERWOOD: Transformational lessons for coaches

    Take a trip out to Clear Creek Park on a most any evening or Saturday morning almost any time of the year and you will hear and see hundreds of young people participating in their favorite sport. Moreover, their parents are cheering them on, while coaches of all ages, shapes and sizes blow their whistles and shout out instructions.

    As I sat on a recent Saturday morning watching this phenomena, I couldn’t help but think back about the many good and bad experiences I had growing up and how coaches and parents played a part in each.

  • New Business: Friends Salon

    Address: 7205 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville


    Who we are: Owners/Stylists Darlene Taylor and Teresa Adcock along with Maggie Riggs have a combined total of more than 20 years of experience in the hair and skin care business. Taylor and Adcock come from Friends Salon/Merle Norman, and Riggs comes to us from Dimensions Salon, all located in Shelbyville.

  • Business Briefcase: Oct. 14, 2011

    CUB President Bowling

    honored among alumni

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will recognize nine alumni on Monday for their exemplary service to their professions and communities with induction into ECTC’s Hall of Fame.

    Citizens Union Bank President David Bowling, class of 1979, will be among the honorees.

  • WICHE: Plan garlic now for 2012 summer harvest

    For centuries garlic has been enjoyed for its culinary, medicinal and spiritual qualities, including fending off evil spirits and vampires and acting as an anti-bacterial.

    There was evidence of garlic in King Tut’s tomb when it was discovered so obviously the ancient Egyptians were growing it as far back as 2100 B.C. That’s some serious culinary history.

    There are two categories of garlic to consider: Allium sativum, or softneck garlic, and Allium ophioscordon, or hardneck garlic.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 14, 2011

    Horses being added

    to Kentucky Proud

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Equine Education Project and the Kentucky Horse Council announced that horses have been added to the Kentucky Proud program.

  • ‘Road rage’ cited in death on I-64

    Law enforcement officials continue to search for the cause of an accident on Interstate 64 that killed a Waddy man just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

    Matthew Hensley, 34, of Waddy was left dead at the scene after his 1998 Ford Explorer flipped several times and ejected him just east of Exit 32 in Shelbyville.

    According to witnesses, Hensley allegedly was engaged in a “road rage” altercation with another eastbound driver in a red pickup truck.

  • Births

    Thurman daughter
    Phil and Allison Thurman of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Sept. 20, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Mollie Grace Thurman. She was born at 4:47 p.m., weighing six pounds and three ounces and was 17.5 inches in length.
    Grandparents are Tim and Julia Higgins of Simpsonville, Chuck and Sue Thurman of Lawrenceburg.
    Great-grandparents are Marvin Highfill of Louisville, Arnold and Jeanette Thurman of Shelbyville, Fred and Nancy Herrington of Rehoboth Beach, Del.